Monthly Archives: May 2010 – Denver Jewish Film Festival

The past weekend I saw 2 films at the Denver Jewish Film Festival: Bruriah and The Fire Within: Jews in the Amazonian Rainforest. Both were good, although I think the latter, director Lorry Salcedo Mitrani’s first film, had better production values.

5280 – MACC Reinvents Shakespeare’s As You Like It

Theater is known for reinventing Shakespeare. The Bard’s Elizabethan tales have been recast in Barcelona, Italy, and now 1960s psychedelic America. When his play As You Like It, the whimsical comedy. . .

Denver Post – Jewish Film Festival: More than a sumo of its parts

This year's Denver Jewish Film Festival opens big — really big. OK, that's a sorry play on the Thursday-night opener that launches the 10-day event. "A Matter of Size" follows a group of overweight Israelis who form a sumo wrestling club. . .

Denver Post – Lights, Camera, Action

Ellen Beller’s “Jersey girl” roots inspired the opening night theme, and it obviously touched a chord because the turnout was terrific and put the 14th Denver Jewish Film Festival on track to be a record-breaker.

Denver Post – Bigger is indeeed better at Jewish Film premiere

Size matters. The bigger the better. Especially when it we're talking about the 14th Denver Jewish Film Festival. "A Matter of Size," the multiple-award-winning story of a portly chef. . .